John Todd, "Ecological Design: Reinventing the Future". Twenty-First Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures, October 2001.
The Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures include some of the foremost voices on a new economics.
To hear John Todd is to be struck by his dedication, modesty, integrity, and humanity. A biologist and Earth steward he is in the forefront of the new field called ecological design, which applies the intelligence of nature to human needs. By decoding this intelligence it can be used technologically in order to reduce the destructive impact of humankind on the planet. In his lecture Todd tells about the work being done to create living technologies in the areas of food production, generation of fuels, conversions of wastes, and repairing of environmentsin his own case, restoring degraded and polluted waters. He describes his current involvement in an eco-industrial park in Burlington, Vermont, that will consist of small enterprises, such as a brewery and a fish farm, that share their resources so the waste or excess of one enterprise will be an in-put component of another.
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